US heavy metal Legend Steel Prophet has signed a multi-album deal with ROAR! Rock of Angels Records. The new Album ‘The God Machine‘ will be released in early 2019.  New singer to be announced soon.

The highly respected Steel Prophet, hailing from Van Nuys in California, deliver technically minded Progressive Heavy Metal. The band was actually assembled in Middletown, Connecticut during 1983  and has released 8 studio albums so far.

Line up:

Steve Kachinsky Blackmoor – Guitars
t.b.a. – Vocals
Vince du Juan Dennis – Bass (Body Count, Obscene Gesture, Agent Steel, Tourniquet)
John Tarascio – Drums
Jon Paget – Guitars

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US power metal band Reverence have released a new lyric video for ‘Phoenix Rising‘, the track is taken from their latest EP ‘Foreverence‘. The video was edited by Tracy Holland.

Reverence have recently singed a multi album deal for Europe, CIS and UK with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Reverence is working in the moment on a live CD and writing on a new full length studio album for an release later this year.

Line up:

Scott Oliva (ex-Wind Wraith, Innerstrength)
Bryan Holland (ex-Tokyo Blade)
Paul Kleff (Firewolfe, Metal Church live)
Steve ‘Doc Killdrums’ Wacholz (Savatage/Crimson Glory)
Russ Pzutto (Twisted Sister live)
Pete Rossi (RIP)

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British Heavy Metal Band MONUMENT have released a new music video for ‘The Chalice‘. It’s the third single off their upcoming album ‘Hellhound‘, to be out on May 25th, 2018 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records.

The video includes a cast of some of the biggest names in the British pro wrestling scene such as WWE UK Superstar Trent Seven, Chardonnay Darcy, Defiant Wrestling champion Millie McKenzie, BLW Women’s champion Jamie Hayter and Charli Evans. Also included in the video is Monument‘s very own championship title belt crafted by the band’s frontman Peter Ellis who also creates title belts for WWE, NXT and Channel 5’s Lip Sync Battle UK, among others, with his title belt business Leather Rebels.

Peter Ellis, the voice of MONUMENT quotes: “The Chalice is one of my favourite tracks on the album and one that I feel adds another layer to our sound that was not there previously, while still sounding distinctly Monument. Lyrically, the song is about the challenges we all face in our everyday lives and the choices between good and evil that we all have to make at certain points.

Hellhound’ is Monument‘s third studio album consisting of 9 plus 3 bonus tracks of pure British heavy metal. Twin guitar melodies, loud bass tones, thundering drums and soaring tenor vocals are all present in abundance. Lyrically, the album draws inspiration from a variety of sources like history, urban London life, the occult and personal relationships. Tony Newton’s inclusion as the band’s producer has captured the band’s real sound for the first time and that sound is unmistakably British.”

Singer Peter Ellis of MONUMENT– comments: “Hellhound is, in my opinion, the best album we have released so far in our career. The song writing is a lot more mature on this album and the songs are very cohesive. Musically, it is the natural progression of Hair Of The Dog, with lots of twin harmonies, loud lead bass tones etc. Lyrically, I drew inspiration from different sources and situations, like I usually tent to do, so it is a mixture of historical themes, urban London culture as well as some more lighthearted stuff which I do enjoy writing as well. Another big step up was the inclusion of Tony Newton to the team as our producer, which played a very big part in finally being able to capture the real sound of the band on tape and it is something we have always wanted to do. Monument is a “live” band and Tony was able to capture that in a really cool way.

Album track listing:

  1. William Kidd
  2. The Chalice
  3. Death Avenue
  4. Nightrider
  5. Hellhound
  6. Wheels of Steel
  7. The End
  8. Attila
  9. Straight Through the Heart

Bonus Tracks (Digipack & Special Boxset Exclusives):

  1. Creatures of the Night
  2. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (Rainbow cover)
  3. Deja vu (Iron Maiden cover)

Line up:

Peter Ellis – Vocals
Lewis Stephens – Lead Guitar
Dan Baune – Lead Guitar
Daniel Bate – Bass Guitar
Giovanni Durst – Drums

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Norwegian melodic heavy rock/metal band, Big City, have released a new lyric video for ‘From This Day‘, the song is taken from their second album ‘Big City Life‘, which will be released as a double CD digipack including their 2013 never released debut album ‘Wintersleep‘, on June 22nd, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

Line up:

Jan Le Brandt – Vocals (Memoria AvenueNorthquake)
Daniel Olaisen – Guitars (ScariotBlood Red Throne, ex-Satyricon)
Frank Ørland – Guitars (ex-Scariot)
Miguel Pereira – Bass (Withem)
Frank Nordeng Røe – Drums (WithemMaraton)

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Norwegian melodic heavy rock/metal band, BIG CITY, have announced the release of their second album ‘Big City Life‘ as a double CD digipack including their 2013 debut album ‘Wintersleep‘ on June 22th, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. BIG CITY features members of Scariot, Blood Red Throne, Withem, Maraton and Memoria Avenue.

The album artwork was made by by Tim Eckhorst (Scorpions, Ektomorf, UDO, Wacken Open Air). Mixing, mastering and keys on both albums by Martin Berger (Screams Of Scarlet, Blood Red Throne, Zerozonic) at Skar Production.

Big City LifeTracklist:

  1. Big City Life
  2. Cryin’ In The Night
  3. Daemon In The Dark
  4. Rocket Man
  5. Stars Surrounding
  6. From This Day
  7. Running For Your Life
  8. Forgive Me Now
  9. Tower Of Babylon
  10. Home Again

WintersleepTracklist:

1. Midnight Train
2. Innocence Of A Kill
3. Wintersleep
4. Fire And Stone
5. Too Late
6. The Last Sleep
7. Iseline
8. Love Break The Heart
9. Harbor Of Tears
10. Will You Be Gone

BIG CITY is a melodic heavy rock/metal band from Norway with tons of experience in the music industry. The members have been playing or still play in extreme bands as Satyricon and Blood Red Throne, but also the up and coming prog metal band Withem and many other bands.

The reason for Big City is songwriter Daniel Olaisen and his ideas throughout the last 10 years. He wanted to put his 80’s heavy riffs in a band and find suitable people to join him. Bandmate, Frank Ørland, also played with Daniel in Scariot (1999-2005, prog/thrash/heavy band featuring Communic members) and was an obvious choice to bring to Big CityFrank Nordeng Røe (WithemMarathon, session drummer for Circus Maximus) on drums, was found when searching on internet. The band was completed with Jan Le Brandt on vocals and Geir Inge Olsen on session bass guitar. The debut album, ‘Wintersleep‘, was recorded and released in 2013 digitally through Mayhem Music.

Big City continued to write material for another album. Miguel Pereira (Withem) was recruited as their new permanent bass player. Big City is now planning to perform live in 2018 for the first time!

Line up:

Jan Le Brandt – Vocals (Memoria Avenue, Northquake)
Daniel Olaisen – Guitars(Scariot, Blood Red Throne, ex-Satyricon)
Frank Ørland – Guitars (ex-Scariot)
Miguel Pereira – Bass (Withem)
Frank Nordeng Røe – Drums (Withem, Maraton)

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British Heavy Metal Band Monument have released a lyric video for the new single ‘Attila‘, the song is taken from their third studio album ‘Hellhound‘, to be out on May 25th, 2018 via ROAR Rock Of Angels Records.

Peter Ellis, the voice of Monument quotes: “Attila was one of these men of history who were more like a forces of nature than human beings and I felt that the music I had for the song fitted him perfectly so I wrote the lyrics based around his story. I am very proud of how this song came together.

The album, consisting of 9 plus 3 bonus  tracks of pure British heavy metal, will also be available in a limited 500 copy Boxset version, red, yellow and orange marbled double vinyl and on black vinyl (9 tracks only).

The box set includes:

  • Hellhound” Limited Digipack CD
  • Hellhound” Red/Yellow/Orange Marbled Double Vinyl (Boxset Exclusive Vinyl)
  • Artwork / Band Photo Poster
  • Signed Postcard
  • William Kidd” Official Flag 150x100cm
  • Monument Logo Patch

All MonumentHellhound‘ packages can be pre-ordered here

Hellhound“ Tracklist (9 Track Standard Versions):

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1. William Kidd
2. The Chalice
3. Death Avenue
4. Nightrider
5. Hellhound
6. Wheels of Steel
7. The End
8. Attila
9. Straight Through the Heart

Black Vinyl

Side A:
1. William Kidd
2. The Chalice
3. Death Avenue
4. Nightrider
5. Hellhound

Side B:
1. Wheels of Steel
2. The End
3. Attila
4. Straight Through the Heart

Hellhound‘ Tracklist (12 Track Limited Edition):

Limited Digipack CD:

1. William Kidd
2. The Chalice
3. Death Avenue
4. Nightrider
5. Hellhound
6. Wheels of Steel
7. The End
8. Attila
9. Straight Through the Heart

(Bonus Tracks):

10. Creatures of the Night
11. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (Rainbow Cover)
12. Deja vu (Iron Maiden Cover)

Red/Yellow/Orange Marbled Double Vinyl (Boxset Exclusive Vinyl):

Side A:
1. William Kidd
2. The Chalice
3. Death Avenue

Side B:
1. Nightrider
2. Hellhound
3. Wheels of Steel

Side C:
1. The End
2. Attila
3. Straight Through the Heart

Side D (Bonus Tracks):
1. Creatures of the Night
2. Long Live Rock ‘n’ Roll (Rainbow Cover)
3. Deja vu (Iron Maiden Cover)

Line up:

Peter Ellis: Vocals
Dan Baune: Guitars
Lewis Stephens: Guitars
Daniel Bate: Bass
Gio Durst: Drums

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Swiss heavy rock band, Felskinn, feat. MaxxwellKrokus and Live/Wire members, have released a new music video for ‘Rain Will Fall‘, the song is taken from their debut album, ‘Mind Over Matter‘, out now via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records.

Tracklisting:

  1. Close Your Eyes
  2. Pictures In My Dreams
  3. Dying Man
  4. The Night Before The Dawn
  5. Our Favorite Game
  6. Bastards Out
  7. Break New Ground
  8. Superhero
  9. Rain Will Fall
  10. Mind Over Matter
  11. Wake Up On Mars
  12. I Hear You Calling

On the Album, Mike Terrana (RAGE, TARJA TURUNEN) laid down the drum tracks at Hansen Studios in Denmark, recorded by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT, PRIMAL FEAR, PRETTY MAIDS). The rest was recorded in Switzerland „with a little help” of former Bandmates Jgor Gianola (U.D.O, JORN, GOTTHARD) and Mandy Meyer (UNISONIC, KROKUS, GOTTHARD) on lead guitars.

Upcoming Live Shows:

07. May – Kofmehl, Solothurn, CH
12. May – Metbar, Lenzburg, CH
19. May – Kulturwerk 118, Sursee, CH
26. May – Hall Of Fame, Wetzikon, CH w/ Crystal Ball + King Zebra
04. July – Schüür, Luzern, CH

Line up:

Andy Portmann – Vocals (Krokus, Ain’t Dead Yet, Meyer/Portmann)
Cyril Montavon – Guitars (Maxxwell)
Hef Häfliger – Guitars (Maxxwell)
Beat Schaub – Bass (Live/Wire)
Flavio Mezzodi – Drums (Krokus)

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German Neoclassical Heavy Metal band, Michael Schinkel’s Eternal Flame, have signed a multi album deal with ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. Michael Schinkel’s Eternal Flame‘s third album ‘Smoke On The Mountain‘ includes 13 tracks, to be out on May 18th, 2018. The album is produced by Michael Schinkel & Helmut Kohlpaintner, co-produced by Timothy Touchton, mixed by Michael Schinkel and mastered by Christoph Stickel.

Smoke On The Mountain‘ featuring Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum) on vocals.

Timothy Touchton (known by lyrics such as ‘Go for Gold‘ Olympics in Seoul 1988, ‘Sail AwayJoe Cocker as well as 11 Top 40 and 3 top 5 hits), Carsten Lizard Schulz (Evidence One, Midnite Club, Domain) and Rainer Holzapfl did the lyrics. Michael Schinkel’s Eternal Flame‘s style is inspired by the 80’s and 90’s (Yngwie Malmsteen, Rainbow & Deep Purple).

After the first two albums ‘Desire‘ (1998 – Point Music & Dreamchaser Records) and ‘King of the King‘ (2002 – MTM Music) it was the end of Eternal Flame. Michael Schinkel (singer and guitarist) and Helmut Kohlpaintner (keyboard player, bassist) decided to work as composers and producers for other musicians and bands and founded the company “enooma-media musicproduction” in Munich. Again and again they received calls, letters and e-mails from fans, with the request to produce a new Eternal Flame album. It then started in 2012. Helmut Kohlpaintner and Michael Schinkel discussed the project and quickly found partners for lyric writing such as Timothy Touchton (known by lyrics such as ‘Go for Gold‘ Olympics in Seoul 1988, ‘Sail AwayJoe Cocker as well as 11 Top 40 and 3 top 5 hits). The album was created by further guests such as Mark Boals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen and Ring of Fire) and Göran Edman (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen & John Norum). Other musicians such as Thomas Keller (bass) and Robert Lipp (bass) from past Eternal Flame days as well as the drummer Michael Hencky also shared their know how.

Line up:

Michael Schinkel – Vocals & all Guitars
Helmut Kohlpaintner – Keyboards
Thomas Keller – Bass & Backing Vocals
Michael Hencky – Drums

Guests:

Mark Boals – Vocals  (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring of Fire)
Göran Edman – Vocals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, John Norum)
Ossy Pfeiffer – Keyboards (Ignore The Sign)
Christian Tatsek – Keyboards
Ritchie Kelly – Guitar Solo
Andy Dick – Drums (Bobby Kimball, Glenn Hughes, Ron Young)
Robert Lipp – Bass
Gerhard Blum – Bass
Makeus Grünzer – Bass

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Swiss heavy rock band, Felskinn, feat. MaxxwellLive/Wire and Krokus members, will release their debut album, ‘Mind Over Matter‘, on March 16, 2018 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. The Cover art and tracklisting for ‘Mind Over Matter‘ has now been revealed. The album was mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Pretty Maids).

Tracklisting:

  1. Close Your Eyes
  2. Pictures In My Dreams
  3. Dying Man
  4. The night Before The Dawn
  5. Our Favorite Game
  6. Bastards Out
  7. Break New Ground
  8. Superhero
  9. Rain Will Fall
  10. Mind Over Matter
  11. Wake Up On Mars
  12. I Hear You Calling

On the Album, Mike Terrana (Rage, Tarja Turunen) laid down the drum tracks at Hansen Studios in Denmark, recorded by Jacob Hansen (Volbeat, Primal Fear, Pretty Maids). The rest was recorded in Switzerland ‘with a little help‘ of former Bandmates Jgor Gianola (U.D.O, Jorn, Gotthard) and Mandy Meyer (Unisonic, Krokus, Gotthard) on lead guitars.

Line-up:

Andy Portmann – Vocals (Krokus, Ain’t Dead Yet, Meyer/Portmann)
Cyril Montavon – Guitars (Maxxwell)
Hef Häfliger – Guitars (Maxxwell)
Beat Schaub – Bass (Live/Wire)
Flavio Mezzodi – Drums (Krokus)

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